At first I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS PRODUCT! This was my favorite moisturizer by day 3 and I swore I wouldn't change it at all. It really kept my face matte all day long. I didn't feel any grease or oily skin that I usually would feel at all.
Only problem is it broke me out real bad. I know it was this forsure because I stopped taking almost everything else besides my cleanser and it was most definitely from this product.
I highly recommend if you don't have any acne troubles :( I wish I could take!
I've tried many times to like this product but I just don't. It doesn't glid on at all and it does little of anything. It always comes as a frebie gift with purchase. The lady at the counter told me to use it to enhance other moisturizers I use. Why? My other moisturizers have everything in them already. I wouldn't recommend this product. I throw it away when it comes as a gift.
This is a nice refreshing gel. It is great for oily or sensitive skin, and clinique told me that it won't cause me to breakout. I'm having a hard time finding a moisturizer that gives me enough moisture without making my skin oily and causing my acne to get worse. The problem is with harsher acne treatments, my skin flakes and is very dry, and I need extra moisture. It's like an impossible balancing act.
I really do like this, but I'm not sure it is enough for really dry skin, and I think the Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion is too heavy for my acne.
This might be better for acne prone skin when your skin isn't too broken out/dry. It really is a nice gel.
I have been using this product for coming up a year now. I wouldn't consider buying anything else as for my type of skin it's perfect. I have had bad acne breakouts throughout the year. Applying this 10 mins after my acne cream has kept that horrid dry burn at bay (even tho I have oily skin it had dry patches) that can come with using acne creams. Acne now under control by the pill and this gel is so light and quickly absorbed its a pleasure to apply. I love the packaging and after long use I can say I love how soft my skin is now. I did try the lotion as had a small sample bottle and far too heavy for my skin and made my face shiny under make up. This is perfect for under primer or foundation!
i have combination skin: very oily in the center of my face, dry around the edges of my face and the corners of my mouth.
i'd been using oil of olay moisturizer for 15 years. it always provided enough hydration (and spf, which this clinique gel doesn't have) but left me sticky and shiny, so i decided to try something else.
this gel went on terribly under foundation. it caused my foundation to pill into little balls. i tried different application techniques, i tried different foundations, i tried waiting 20 minutes for this to "soak in," but nothing helped. nightmare.
i stuck with it (because this wasn't cheap) and after about 2 months, i had to start looking for another moisturizer. while this gel did a very good job of controlling my oil, it left the normal-to-dry parts of my face VERY dry. i developed flaky dry patches all around my mouth. this gel didn't help heal the dry patches at all, so i went back to olay to help repair these areas. the olay BURNT. my skin has been so under-hydrated from 2 months on clinique's gel that it was desperate for some real hydration.
i've spent the last month trying to undo the damage i caused myself by using this gel. i might recommend it to people who are very oily all over their faces IF this wasn't so wretched under make-up. clinique make some good products but this isn't one of them.
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!! This has a very nice consistency and is very gentle and light. It also makes my skin extremely soft!!! I would recommend this to anyone with acne prone or oily skin.
I have combination/oily skin that is acne prone and this is perfect for it. The gel based foundation provides enough hydration without oil for my already oily skin, so I can use it around my acne prone spots because those areas still need hydrating. It feels amazing and smooth on the skin too!
However sometimes I need to apply again once it has dried in to provide enough moisture to my face.
I would use a different cream based moisturiser for dry patches of skin as this would not be strong enough, but would definitely recommend this to anyone with oily skin!
I bought this today and am really impressed. I have sensitive skin, rosacea, as well as a combination of dry patches and oil. Don't forget to throw in a bit of cystic acne to even up the mix!
Most moisturizers, especially heavy ones (like Cetaphil) break me out. And quickly. And then I try to find ones that aren't as heavy, and my skin suffers cause it's so dry.
I like the gel consistency. It's different for me. I'll continue to use and update my progress in a few months! Love the bottle and pump. Not bad for the price.
I've been using this moisturizing gel since I was 18, and now that I'm almost 23 I keep returning to stores to buy it. It consistently makes my skin feel really hydrated, but not overly so to the point of greasy feeling. If I don't use enough to make my skin feel perfect, I simply pump out more without, again, the worry of grease. It's amazing for my combo/oily acne prone skin. I recommend a try to anyone else with similar skin.
Great product! It leaves my skin soft. The only result I care for is acne keeping its paws off of my face! I do have oily skin, and this lotion doesn't control it throughout the day. But it doesn't make me break out either. I have noticed an improvement on my skin texture -less rough that before- and yet, no mind-blowing progress.